First reported by Bruce Levine of ESPN Sports Radio 1000 out of Chicago – the White Sox have signed free agent Scott Linebrink to a four-year, $19MM contract. The Brewers have to be a bit disappointed, as Chicago’s 8th overall pick in next June’s draft is protected. Instead they’ll get a second round pick from the Sox as compensation for the Type A reliever.
Four years is a long time to lock in the 31 year-old Linebrink. He’s never pitched in the American League, and you have to think he’ll struggle. This seems like a poor signing to me.